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Chip van stolen in south Armagh burglary later found abandoned

A chip van was found stolen and later abandoned following a burglary in south Armagh.

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following the reports of several burglaries of commercial premises on the Newry Road, Warrenpoint and Newry Road, Camlough.

Sometime between 10.00pm on Sunday 21st August and 9.00am on Monday 22nd August entry was gained to several premises.

A number of hoovers, power washers and a chip van were stolen.

The chip van was later found abandoned on the School Road, Forkhill.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the mentioned areas or have any information regarding the incidents or anyone who may have been offered similar items for sale in suspicious circumstances to contact detectives at Ardmore Police Station on 101, quoting reference 174 on 22/08/16.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, police in Lurgan are appealing for information following the reports of two linked burglaries in the Scarva area.

At approximately 2.30pm on Monday 22nd August  a report was received that a white Ford Transit van had been stolen from a business premises on the Old Mill Road, Scarva. The white van contained a lorry compressor and a fuel tank.

The white van was then used to facilitate a further burglary around 2:30pm on Monday 22nd August in which a red Honda quad bike was stolen from a property in the Mullaghglass Road area of Scarva and placed in the back of the white van.

Police are appealing for anyone with information regarding these incidents or anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity to contact police in Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 268 22/08/16 and 284 22/08/16. Or alternatively if someone would like to pass on information about these crimes without giving their details, they can anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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